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and somie inine inine ining -- get complemented all the time. we picked the perfect partner, san francisco giants, and they highlight with well-placed wins and championships and world series trophies that we are pleased about. and they have shown their great vision and entrepreneurial spirit by picking themselves a new partner. and that partner is anchor brewers and disstillers. a san francisco icon, and icon firm and craftsman beer that we would today called san francisco made. it's my honor to introduce all dignita dignitaries. i would first like to recognize mayor ed lee. [applause] supervisors carmen chu, jane kim, and malia cohen. c.e.o. port commission president, and former commissioner michael hardaman. fire chief. and san francisco jim lathermyth. and san francisco made we have katie and sarah from spur. as well as many of our neighborhood leaders, i saw mike bishop from the southern waterfront. and katie from the central waterfront. and the commerce advisory committee. and of course all of you who i hope are not just only san francisco giant fans but fans of home-made beer here in
things in san francisco. i thank you for holding this hearing because i think it puts it in the right perspective. the driving issue here is transportation and how we can approve the regional transportation system. and as those of us who have gotten deep into this know that it would be -- there's the issue of the tunnel and how where the train goes underground and how that fits with the freeway and that's how the issue became [speaker not understood] as to what we do with the freeway. so, i think we need to continue to emphasize when we're talking about this very large and complex set of issues that the driver is transportation. it is not just the opportunity to develop more property. that's a secondary part. and if we do develop the property, it could generate revenues which can be reinvested in transportation. thank you. >> thank you, mr. haft. is there any other member of the public who would like to comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. i want to thank mr. ram and everyone, i see mr. light here from the mayor's office. everyone is working very hard on these issues to mak
. it is our goal along with your hope to keep san francisco clean and beautiful this wonderful city that we love for generations to come. we're going to keep you very attend let's get this program started with a beach blanket babylon with an original song and let's welcome renÉe wilson. ♪ ♪ to keep you clean is why we gather here. it's time for us to care. that's why i'll help our mayor to polish every street with one big giant sweep. oh, whistle why while you work. and carefully together we'll show our pride. just like the giants we will triumph but there's work to do. no litering so make sure you pick up your trash. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ so whistle while you work. we must work hard to reach our goal keep san francisco beautiful. just work don't be a quiter. keep our city all a glitter. san francisco. open your golden gate you've let no stranger wait outside your door. san francisco here is you're wondering one saying i'll litter no more. others loose only make me love you best. so listen everybody i have one request. clean up the mess. san francisco. welcome me home again. i'm coming home
of san francisco. she will be deeply missed by her husband, friends and the many more she touched with her work an various campaigns. also in memory of [inaudible] for over 30 years he was a gifted /toefper and counselor at [inaudible] earning a masters degree in counseling in 1990. he was always involved in latino community and [inaudible] express sin sheer -- sincere condolences to >> on december 28, 1912, san francisco mayor stared into a sea of 60,000 of constituents that gathered at geary. the berth of the first publicly owned transit system in the city, the san francisco municipal railway. >>> all right. every year we come out to celebrate arbor day in the month of march and i'm happy to kickoff this year arbor day here at this special location. joined with us today we have several guest. i know dan is here, larry stringer is here and our colleagues and our partners in arbor day. today like many other days, trees will be dedicated in someone who has contributed to san francisco either through their work or given back to the environment through culture, through arts and
). >> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and create
long will it take for the staff to establish the minimum participation levels for the san francisco certified lo kale businesses and to establish a required minimum for project work hours. >> i believe delegate lee has proposed a question on how long it would take to come up with the requirements, and as stated in policy, it would be april 3. >> first i wanna thank everyone who came tonight and spoke. all of our staff, our community partners, our labor partners had so much to do to get it to where we are now, but as was reflected in the [inaudible] tonight we have a long way left to go. this is really the first step where we put forward what our vision is, what our values are, then a policy is created by our staff, and then as has been said, this has to be negotiated, this has to be done in partnership with our labor partners, with the building trades council and there's no other way for this to be done so -- and in terms of the way we view this, putting all of this down and putting in in a pla is a way we hold ourselves accountable for having a bond program that reflects or values
opposing these cuts. i think san francisco should be proud of its legacy among big cities working to eliminate these job ghettos as they're called sometimes where women and people of color are paid 20 to 40% less on average of men doing the same work and we are urging you to refuse the pay rate reductions. i brought a letter from our board of directors and stand with workers from san francisco. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker please. i have a few names i could call. [calling speaker names] this side of the room where the windows are. that would be helpful. thank you. >> members of the board i am shirley breyer black, and i can't believe i'm here talking about pay equity again when i was one of the original ones when dianne feinstein was mayor. we went through all of the statistics and this equity was the most fair thing to do for the people that are working, and i certainly hope that, and i am sure this board will look into all these things and not change our pay equity. it's very important and when i read in the newspapers now about other cities in this count
. the requested action is that the board of education and the san francisco unified district adopts revised board policy 1000 series and include the revisions of p 120 article three relating to [inaudible] committees. /tkpwhr >> there are no public speakers. mr. wynn. >> members of the rules committee have had time to go over this so i just ask everybody to look at this. i don't know if you've done this that already. i didn't get this form until it's right here on the table. maybe i did get it sent to me, but i had gone over everything before. but this will give you a summary about what you're doing in the red column. i think the main thing is -- i think we've tried very hard to go over these and to not -- to make sure everything's included that should be included and that reflects our interactions with the school districts. so that's what i wanted to say is a lot of work's been done on this. thank you. >> any other comments. okay. roll call please. >> thank you. miss lee, miss wong, miss fewer, mr. haney, miss [inaudible], miss lee, thank you, miss mendoza, ms. norton. that's 6 is. >
and hiring and practices in san francisco which are relevant to this discussion with folks who are out of work because folks who have been working may not remember what it's like to be out of work for quite some time and it is not a mystery all over san francisco because there are many folks still out of work and i think that inclusive conversation, not threat, not accusation, but conversation will lend itself to a really clear project labor agreement that serves all of san francisco and all of the contractors who wanna do work with the san francisco unified school district. i can't /waeutd for that to happen. and somehow whatever fraction of the bodies that are supposed to be [inaudible] conversation are either putting on blinders or must have /-lg their ears and it's not an inclusive conversation so that means we have to leave our egos at the door and that's everybody. mine included. and we have to leave those at the door to be able to come to the table for a comprehensive conversation so we can move forward. there's still shenanigans, there's still all kind of things going not r
's history month to recognize the efforts of women in our great city and county of san francisco. women's history month is a time to appreciate the contributions of our women leaders in our communities who have been courageous in proving the quality of life for all san franciscans. since 1996, the san francisco commission and the department on the status of women ~ has recognized the vital work and contributions of women throughout our community through this program, and i would like to invite dr. emilie morasi who is the executive director of that agency to say a few words about the history of this event. >> thank you very much, president chiu. i am joined today by commissioner kay [speaker not understood]. i'd like to ask her to come on up. she's very familiar with these chambers, having served as clerk for many, many years. and if there are any other commissioners who joined us, please come on up. i have just returned from japan through the u.s. japan council and as a guest of the ministry of foreign affairs. 10 of us throughout the united states traveled to japan for a week. we met
to one that now employs over 200 and has been named the top 5 places to work in san francisco in sf times. they help organize the plan, set uptick et sales and promote events of any size. and in 2012 had a total gross ticket sales of $600 million. before event right, she graduated from pepperdine university with a degree in telecommunications. she worked in television for mtv network and [speaker not understood]. working on such shows such as nip tuck, the haloed, rescue me, and morgan's [speaker not understood] 30 days. she has served orthctionv board of the village row which offers a variety of informative and creative and fun programs to educate and nurture the community. she is also active with the full circle fund promoting the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the bay area. when she isn't running a business or helping her community, she spends time with her two daughters. so, with that i know that supervisor farrell would have loved to have honored you today, julia. thank you for your dedication and service to san francisco. (applause) >> than
many other days, trees will be dedicated in someone who has contributed to san francisco either through their work or given back to the environment through culture, through arts and through many of the hard work and we will unveil who will receive this dedication today. as many of you know trees are very important for our communities. they provide us shade, they deter water from going into our storm systems, they provide a place for birds and butterflies and of course they help us clean our air. arbor day is a very important event. it is celebrated not just in america, but all over the world and i'm honored that we are kicking this event. i would like to thank the mayor for bringing arbor day back to san francisco. this is our 8th arbor day. i will welcome mayor lee to the stage. >> thank you the dpw, the recreation department, to all of those who helped us in working today. arbor day, it is an annual celebration that we have struggled very hard to make sure this city appreciate because the trees are part of a great answer and solution to reducing carbon emissions and be sure we have gr
but in san francisco and the bay area and particularly this agency i think it's more so and one of the challenges in san francisco around transportation i can't remember whether it's 28 -- we have too many transit agencies in the bay area and it causes a lot of challenges around -- we are a region and our focus at the transportation authority is san francisco first but also regional connections and making sure we're working well with all of the other agencies in the bay area so it takes a special kind of person to be able to navigate that. in addition internally in san francisco any land use and transportation are linked it's constant work with the mta, with the planning department, with the port, with the public utilities commission and mayor's office and caltrans and bay authority. it's a lot of different personalities, a lot of agencies working together so i think it's so critical for the next director to be someone who can very, very effectively work collaboratively with all of these agencies and help bring them together too because the ta even though there is some project
>> how is it going san francisco. it's springtime in san francisco. here is what's happening around town. this march join yoga for beginners. come to join us for balance and strengths. all levels are welcome and the class is free. r svp is required. after your work shop there is a comedy review. this wednesday join local performances from musicians. it's a popular spot for locals. sign ups are an 7:00 and shows at 7:30. want to hear more music. join us on hey street at the milk bar. this concert with blue grass and more. that's the weekly buzz. for more info on any of these events visit us on our facebook and twitter and check us ♪ of life. in the name of god the father, amen. >> thank you. now i would like you to welcome the mayor of san francisco, mayor ed lee. [applause] >> thank you, good afternoon, everybody. it's my pleasure to be here to join former mayor willie brown, and supervisor scott wiener and david campos, and the commission of the police department, and friends and staff and friends and family here to witness the promotion of 56 officers of our police department. y
her stay in the hospital or stay in the bed long time. i am here in san francisco survive with my eight-time heart attack, and i am very proud that every one of you have courage to say yes and to support us for item 24. mr. president, our supervisor, on behalf of everyone in the city, i have courage to thank each one of you and i have right to tell you that is very nice good action. supervisor kim, supervisor campos, supervisor avalos, i would like to thank you for what you did today. that is very good job and i thank you. thank you very much. >>> [inaudible] public library. don't give money to the friends of the library. don't accept money from the friends of the library. the fact that we've got supervisors who think that the rule against supporting or opposing speakers is a function of the noise is very disturbing. the careerses of politicians based on vanity and abuse of power disappears a fast as they arrive. whereas the progress of democracy comes from the sacrifice of many nameless individuals and is built up slowly over decades. this is national sunshine week. you will noti
and all retirees in the city of san francisco. she will be deeply missed by her husband, friends and the many more she touched with her work an various campaigns. also in memory of [inaudible] for over 30 years he was a gifted /toefper and counselor at [inaudible] earning a masters degree in counseling in 1990. he was always involved in latino community and [inaudible] express sin sheer -- sincere condolences to .... >> >> i am here to tell you that one billion rising is the biggest global action on the planet for ending violence against women and girls. today in 203 country, one billion rising is dancing up the will of the world to end violence against women and girls once and for all. we have expanded our list that the u.n. recognized of countries, and how your response has been through this call. together we will make it so that this issue is never marginalized again. san francisco, you have been rising all day long. from dancing across the golden gate bridge this morning. the dancers who were just here now at grace cathedral. and thank you grace cathedral for welcoming u
in the city of san francisco because these are exciting times for design and construction industry. as you can witness as we drive around you see the cranes. it was not too long ago, as you remember, july 17, the topping out of the last steel beam. it's only about 7-and-a-half months later she's all dressed up and ready for the promise at a remarkable speed. this project i believe has achieved new levels of collaboration for the public project. we started construction in about may 1st and 10 months later the project is done. this could not have been done without the collaboration with the port, the d p w and the management team behind me. i think this project could become a good case study for how fast. the mayor spoke of the numbers in how we are almost 20 percent micro businesses participating in the first phase. over 25 percent of the san francisco residents working object on-the-job and a thousand workers. every worker that comes to the site comes to an orientation. based on those numbers when we start phase two in november, i would imagine we'll have six or 700 jobs created. i want to th
moore and i am the smallest practitioner of law in san francisco. and here i am only speaking for myself, but i would like agree with all of the things that people have said to date on behalf of all of those litigants that i see at the court who have to represent themself and have no access to any other law library. i personally subscribe to west law, i personally have a you know the bare bones books that have you to have in your office to hang out. but i need that library down there. it is frightening to me of think of it closing down, it is frightening to walk into that library and look at the shelves and see all of the books which say, this subscription has been cancelled. all of the things that you need the subspriptions are being canceled. gentleman that is all that i have to say, please, vote in some money. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please? >> thank you, supervisors, my name is william balen and my firm is lalen and coller i am the chair of the san francisco ethics committee. i want to talk specifics because investing in at least 30,000 square feet for this law library is an i
and was important for us to hear about how well, the law library it considered in san francisco and the legal community so some of that has some great weight in our consideration today and despite what you feel is the outcome i still think it's important >> i'd like to second the motion. i did want to say that i appreciate the budget office recommendations and the various compute if the mayor's office as well. the testimony of many folks from the legal community from the concerned professionals to the attorneys and us low practitioners i used the law library and as an attorney in the counter location and i hope that the vision is outlined by 2004 boards own resolution to a center of a justice center we can chief sometime in the future. i hope to work with all of you and help to raise private funds for potential improvements. i feel like the proposal that is before his will help improve the law library and others testified that the trend of libraries whether it's compact shelving or the use of online databases but we're increasing the size of the law library as the budget and analysis offices
. >> san francisco has a legal obligation to provide adequate law library space for the needs of city and county of san francisco. it is a vital resource and a just (inaudible) public courts of law. i have been an active patron of the san francisco law library for the past 15 years and over that time i have become acutely aware of the need of each and every aspect of the law library, including the books, the internet resources the conference space and space for those members of the public and attorneys tho meet, as well as legal education for the public. before i was a member of the california bar, i relied upon the library for the legal research, access from 9 to 5, work schedule preventing me from accessing it, i also helped friends who are not lawyers access the resource whens they were in a panic over their legal situations. when i became a legal professional, i became aware that every system has relied on the library, i i am aware that it is a vital resource for me to meet my ethical obligation to be competent in representing my clients. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> my name
are doing. thank you very much. >> thank you, i'm with san francisco tomorrow. caps one of soft story building of a much larger array of much more affected buildings. it's a priority that is required. first of all under the previous attempts, 10 thousand of those units were considered rent control which you indicated is rent decontrol by an effect cost. there are mitigations at your hands that need to be put into your legislation. first of all, you have a state required housing element that requires means, resources, that affects keeps the diversity of the city intact which are there and which the city is in default since it has no reinforceable housing elements. that provides means and resources that are supposed to refer several years ago to the board of supervisors. the means are there if you will put them into function. secondly, under federal supreme court cases, depriving an owner of equity, making that unviable for means of public import if you refer as officers of the court you may recall long island and the robert moses attempt to run free ways, you cannot be private owners
themselves okay good afternoon sir. >> hi i have lived in san francisco since 1980 and have been driving a tax i since 1984 i think that all of these people who are here have only one question. what is the beef? okay? after many years of driving a taxi cab in san francisco, i feel that i make less than minimum wage in san francisco. minimum wage in san francisco since 2000 has been 10 dollars per hour many taxi drivers are making less than 10 dollars an hour per hour when i started driving a taxi 1984 the number of taxi cabs in san francisco were only 650 right now the number is 1700 cabs. at the same time every single day there are twaen between 7 hundred and 9 hundred limos are operating illegally in san francisco and at the same time the population of san francisco since 1980 which was 735 thousand right now it has reached to 8 hundred thousand people okay? 650 taxi cabs in 1984 and in 2013735 taxi cabs. at the same time many buses are chartering from one place to another so the taxi driver at the most gets 2 to 3 rides every shift and we're not talking about the city that has a
. and increase that part of the sector, which is also a different type of coming of jobs for san francisco. that we greatly need. i am excited to in a short amount of time to welcome this development to this part of the district. and i was reminded it wasn't that long ago on a nice and sunny day, that we also were able to be here with the giants to announce this new development here on seawall lot 337. i am excited for this partnership. and excited to work with supervisor cohen that borders this part of mission bay. and that we are able to develop this complete and exciting new neighborhood. thank you. >> good morning, i am so excited to be here, and this is district 6, and if we were in district 10, there will be sun. but at pier 70, district 10, there will be sunshine, i promise. i too share the ports excitement and supervisor kim's excitement. to stand here with the giants, and one of san francisco's oldest business, anchor breweries, to make this announcement. i can't make the bold statement that it's my favorite. i wasn't play favorites. because we have another brewery in bayview. but
such as our san francisco harbor and how it is nurtured the social life, enterprise, architecture and community of the city. ~ as a san francisco resident since 1967, i have over 45 years of professional work and leadership in land use, planning, and environmental public policy arena. i have been involved in the writing and implementation of legislation which established the pre-imminent environmental institutions of today. such as bcdc, california coastal commission, state and regional water boards, state and federal environmental protection agencies, and local state parks such as the golden gate recreation area. i've held positions appointed and executive positions at these institutions. [speaker not understood] moving projects and [speaker not understood] by the community providing a spring board into the future. in conclusion, i believe my background in philosophy will be a [speaker not understood]. my goal on the commission is to build greater public awareness of the value of the rich diversity of the city's cultural history [inaudible] buildings, sites, landscapes and commun
have a market in san francisco where the cost of living is sky rocketing like crazy and to maintain that is beyond the means of most people including myself and at a pretty high salary here in san francisco, but we're proposing to cut new hires pays for certain classifications that is significant. that is not keeping up with the growing cost of living. i will stop there -- >> if you would i would like to address the cost of living and we are providing it to all employees and we are unique in this sector for doing so. maybe sonoma is doing it but we are unusual in that. i didn't touch on the two tier. the reason the city proposed -- the city doesn't love having the two tier. we would like one wage rate within a classification but we believe that within the fact it wouldn't affect any current employees and we didn't want to pull the rug out and people should know what we're getting into with a job and all of the classifications and significantly and preserving the gains of comparable worth if bee do that. the two tier is absolutely what the city has done three times since i have
in their property and about a quarter of tenants in san francisco have lived there less than two years. those are the ones that are least likely to get the full amount t vast amount of rent control in san francisco are below market. >> thank you. >> thank you, new further questions? thank you. i believe that is conclusion of the departmental conversations. for this point we'll open it up for public comments. i do have public comment cards. if would you like to make a public comment and do not have a card please do so. public comments will be 2 minutes. when your time is up, you will hear a bell. i will call the names of the cards that i have. i apologize in advance for the inevitable miss pronunciation. peter vernt, bernie choeden, heidi, maria, mike howard, efrin, paul warner, john berry, john pakz ton, george and glen. >> thank you, supervisors, thank you miss miller. my name is peter vang. i'm a resident. i'm a great admirer of the emergency management and as you can from some of the reports that have been written but it's always been bothering me tremendously over the years that we know
>> good afternoon. welcome back to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, march the 19th, 2013. madam clerk, could you call our 3:30 special order? >> yes, mr. president. it is now time for the friends of the commission on the status of women inspiring innovation through imagination, celebrating women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. >> i want to welcome all of you to this very full house and this wonderful celebration for women's history month to recognize the efforts of women in our great city and county of san francisco. women's history month is a time to appreciate the contributions of our women leaders in our communities who have been courageous in proving the quality of life for all san franciscans. since 1996, the san francisco commission and the department on the status of women ~ has recognized the vital work and contributions of women throughout our community through this program, and i would like to invite dr. emilie morasi who is the executive director of that agency to say a few words about the history of this event. >> thank you
and the san francisco unified school drink district. as you can see i have a hard time separating my personal life from my professional life. i look forward to continue to work and make sure that our residents have parks and playground to enjoy. making sure that our representative are well represented when it comes to budget discussions and making sure that we have a thriving local economy. people choose to live in the outer sunset for a certain quality of life and i hope that i can contribute my part to ensure that people if you're a college student, i want to make people love to live in san francisco. i would like to thank someone who has been a huge part of my life. carmen chu. to me carmen has really set a great example of what a supervisor should be. someone who should maintain integrity and someone who represents issues in a great manner and even if someone you are in disagreement with, treats you with respect. as john said, follows hilary clinton, i have big heels to fill. thank you for your work in san francisco. the city has a great person to run this city. finally i have to thank k
and also the president of the san francisco lasada lawyers association and i am here to petition that you reconsider your current proposal and provide the san francisco law library adequate space. and i think that it is very obvious given how many people turned out today that it is a tremendous amount of support that the san francisco law library has. i think that it is important to remember that the library is not just about rows and rows of books, it is about a space that foster as a community, a sense of community. and i have experienced that first hand. when i first started, my own practice, i was obviously lost when i was researching in order to figure out what particular issue i was seeking, and i have also seen countless numbers of individuals both attorneys and non-attorneys spend hours at the library sitting and researching you know with sacks of books and i think that space is really important, also given that the san francisco law library also hosts ncles which help all attorneys continue their legal education as well as hosting workshops, for example, on bankruptcy or on landl
to help themselves. every day, litigaters in san francisco are running over to the public library because sometimes has come up that they suddenly need a resource for, a case for, a form for, and it is absolutely essential for the practice of law. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker please? >> good morning. my name is ad win enseln and i am a attorney and practice with a small boutique tax firm. the library serves a valuable purpose and i don't think that anybody disputes that. for our purpose as a small firm in the city we depend on the library for access to legal volumes. many of these are not available on-line and if the library does not have adequate space to house the collection we lose access to those volumes not only us but the members of the public as well. this will negatively impact our ability to practice law in san francisco, and people in san francisco ability to access the law, space is critical. in addition, to using the law library to access specific volumes, i and other members of my firm often visit to research topics by also studying other volumes in the
, it is the last week of march mark your calendars because there is much to see this week in san francisco. this friday, march 29th comes to the museum for the season opening of friday night's young, each evening takes a unique scene tied in with the special exist and permanent collections, this week after hours art event changed every weeks and includes a mix of dance performance and lecture and more, walk in and experience all of the public programs for free. and after art night, come dance yourself into shape with a free outdoors zunba class, get a great work out at the sunset rec center and enjoy the great outdoors, the class begins at 11 and rsvp is required. also this sunday is a 72nd annual spring celebration and easter parade. this is not your average street far. this is fabulous with everything from roller blading, and slopes, come and join in on the fun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and that is the weekly buzz. for more information, on anything of these events, visit us at and while you >> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of t
% more? we work in san francisco general hospital. it's a level one trauma center. i invite you to come. i will exchange job with you for one week to see what you do for you guys, for the citizens of san francisco. there are a lot of people that lost their job they come over there. there are a lot of people they get into traditional accidents we take care of them. >> >> i hope you're not one of them or your family but when you come you're opening a brand-new hospital. how are you going to employ that hospital with the way you're going? this is not going to work. people are leaving. we can't retain people. this is not pushing paper. we are dealing with people's lives there. when people come with gunshot wounds, stab wounds, horrible car accidents and we save lives everyday. we don't sit behind desks. we deal with people's lives and for you to say that we are making more money than we're supposed to. i don't think that is right. you compare us to other people that they are living in counties over 100,000. we live in san francisco. we work over here and we work for th
ministering pastor here in the city and county of san francisco. so, i would ask that we adjourn the meeting in his memory today. and then the last point is sort of a point of interest and information. it is reported that the boy scouts of america today sent out 1.1 million questionnaires to its members asking a sear i of questions that ask members of the boy scouts to give their opinions on their current and long existing ban on gays serving in the boy scouts. so, it is our hope that the members of this organization, that see the point that if the military can survive with open members of the lgbt serving, certainly the boy scouts of america can survive as well. they fill out that questionnaire and once and for all get rid of the discriminatory practice that this institution has had for so many years. it doesn't make sense. it's the year 2013. let's move forward, not backwards. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i have two items. one is concerning something you have probably become apprised of. recently regarding new ads on our muni buse
in san francisco. what a hard ship for all the visitors on their way to san francisco to arrive at this amazingly great ship terminal. i want to thank all of you for being here today. it is my honor on behalf of the port of san francisco to say thanks to each one of you. as you look around, that would take hours to thank all of you. please give yourselves a round of applause in this new cruise ship for san francisco. i would like to say a special thank you to the press for being here chronicling the metamorphosis. it has gone worldwide that we have built a new terminal here in san francisco and i have been the beneficiary on behalf of the port of numerous well wishes and statements of gratitude. and one of the long friends said i thought this day would never an n arrive. i said how could it not? the first vessel was in 1812, a merchant vessel searching the world for prosperity and new horizons. it took a hundred years before a steam powered vessel capable of carrying passengers around the world. it arrived in san francisco in 1912. that ship was the s s cleveland known as the m
law in san francisco since 1974. i'm not an apology for the on-line search because until the legal data basis became available on-line, and as an attorney you were subject to the mersy of the people who made the indexes and they were not very small people and the great thing about the on-line data base is you can do the search and if you figure out the words that the court has to use to decide the issue that you want to do and you will decide that the index people may be there. and so i like that stuff. and the problem is that a lot of the resources that are in the law library across the street are not available on-line. for example, many of the older cases are not available on-line, the data base i subscribe to goes back to 1930. and when i practiced law at the firm that had a library, many years ago, the older law books, the older case books were gotten weathered and i called it getting into a leather when you (inaudible) that it was relevant. the beauty of those cases that was decided before the turn of the last century is that in those days, the courts decided the case in a pag
in san francisco, and a good january and february, we can talk about that play-calling later. we were relatively unscathed for the mission district celebrating the world series. we pulled together as a team, with one common goal to keep the city safe. this took leadership not from the top down but from the streets up. the senior officers and lieutenants knowing what was needed. it took the captains to be sure that their teams were willing to work as one. and again keeping the city safe. we did it like the champions we are. like no other law enforcement can, san francisco's finest. as each of you move in your new role, you will have the technology of advancements that provided for us locally and regionally and around the world. and we have issued laptops, courtesy of hp, thank you very much. and making our officers more mobile and where they need to be. outside and on the streets. as i have said often, we have four generations of cops now sifting through the department. and trying to figure out how to pull it together to keep the greatest city in the world safest. as we hire new cops o
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